Elon Musk and NASA chief give an update on SpaceX’s astronaut spacecraft – 10/10/2019


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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tours SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles, California, as he checks in on the company’s progress toward its first launch of astronauts. At the center of NASA’s interest is the SpaceX capsule called Crew Dragon. Bridenstine will be joined by SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks


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How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called “spooky action at a distance” helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

The Story Of Energy With Professor Jim Al-Khalili | Order and Disorder


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The great 19th-century Austrian physicist, Ludwig Boltzmann was one of the most important proponents of the idea that all matter is made of atoms.

Metal Asteroid Hurtling Through Space Could Wipe Out…U.S. Debt!


Published on Aug 31, 2019

A metal asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion, hurtling through space, makes construction of a massive orbital space station substantially cheaper. At least one company is already pitching a plan for a Von Braun Gateway Station housing some 1,500 people in orbit. The resources on the single asteroid, 16 Psyche, is not only enough to build the station, but to wipe out the U.S. national debt thousands of times over. The value of Membership at BillWhittle.com is beyond calculation. These are the people who produce some 48 new shows each month, steeped in time-tested principles. Members write their own blog, and use our threaded comment sections to engage, inform and encourage each other in an atmosphere of civil dialogue, far from the toxic sewer of social media. There is a place out there where your people live in peace, your ideas are valued, and your contribution is needed. Explore it today — with a 30-day cheerful money-back guarantee — at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

 

Apollo 10’s Lunar Module Snoopy Is Lost In Space – Could We Bring it Home?


Published on May 20, 2019

The lunar module flown on Apollo 10 is the only flown lunar module which didn’t end up crashing into the moon, or burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere. After the testing in lunar orbit the ascent engine performed a burn to depletion which meant it escaped into interplanetary space. At this moment the location is unknown, but people are looking for it, however it could take decades to be sure since it only comes into the vicinity of the Earth every 15 years or so. If it were found however, would it be possible to bring it back to earth for inspection by historians and space archaeologists – time to fire up Kerbal Space Program with realism overhaul to try flying this mission. Mike Loucks’ did the math to figure out the possible orbits: https://astrogatorsguild.com/?p=240

The Only Pilot to Shoot Down A Spacecraft – A Space Ace


Published on Aug 18, 2019

Sure space fighter pilots are an undying trope in science fiction and fantasy, but in reality the only pilot who can claim to have shot down a spacecraft is Maj. Wilbert ‘Doug’ Pearson. In 1985 he flew a modified F-15 with a specialized anti-satellite missile to shoot down an old satellite. Much of the detailed information was derived from Sven Grahn’s collection: http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/histind/AS… http://www.svengrahn.pp.se/histind/AS…

New Report Details SpaceX’s Plans To Launch Starship From Florida


Published on Aug 5, 2019

While it’s still a couple of years out at least, SpaceX has been doing the important paperwork detailing their plans to launch Starship and Super Heavy from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A great deal of new info has come to light in the Environmental impact report including information on the sound levels as a result of the engines and the sonic booms from reentry. Also some detailed modelling on the chemical composition that results from the Raptor engines, gives us some more info on what to expect from the final Raptors. The report is available here: https://netspublic.grc.nasa.gov/main/…

 

Have You Ordered Your Bionic Tail, Cybernetic Arms and Jet Hoverboard?


Published on Aug 12, 2019

Will recently-invented human-assist technology — a bionic tail, cybernetic arms and a jet hoverboard — make your life easier, or provide opportunity for greater control by Progressives over your movements? Have you ordered yours? Right Angle is a production of the Members at https://BillWhittle.com

The US Military’s Most Powerful Gun


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Human-Monkey Hybrid Made in China by U.S. and Catholic University Scientists


Published on Aug 4, 2019